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Saudi Arabia’s tourism sector: A glimpse into the next decade

Saudi Arabia has set its sights on becoming a major player in the global tourism industry over the next ten years. And like most initiatives coming from the Kingdom, the world should take notice. With a commitment to diversifying its economy, the country has undertaken ambitious projects and initiatives to transform its tourism sector. So […]

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Where’s my flying taxi? Tracking the revolution in urban mobility

In recent years, the concept of flying taxis has evolved from science fiction to a potentially transformative reality. But why don’t we have them yet? Back in 2016, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted: ‘Sometimes I wonder if we’d have flying cars by now had civilisation spent a little less brain energy contemplating football.’ Sports obsession aside, […]

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Growth of the Gulf: Who is moving to the Gulf and why?

The Gulf region has witnessed remarkable growth and development in recent years. With their strategic location, abundant natural resources, and ambitious economic diversification plans, GCC countries have become attractive destinations for entrepreneurs, businesses and investors. Each government has a specific plan, but the sheer number of initiatives currently underway – from Vision 2030 in Saudi […]

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The GCC in six stats – and why the powerhouse region is waiting for you

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region is a powerhouse. Comprised of six countries – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, and Bahrain – it’s an area of the Middle East that boasts future-focused government initiatives, booming economies and giant leaps towards sustainability. At least, that’s what we hear. But what do the numbers tell us? […]

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The Gulf’s automotive industry – why is it so strong and where is it heading?

The health of an automotive market is often said to be a good indicator of a country’s overall economy. The good news is that when it comes to the GCC, and particularly the UAE and Saudi Arabia, all indicators point to a very healthy patient. The numbers back it up: in the forecast period 2021 […]

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From the UAE to Saudi Arabia: What are the most in-demand jobs in the Gulf?

This year has started well for job growth in the Gulf region. Saudi Arabia and Dubai are leading the way, and the first quarter has shown an 18% rise in the number of available positions, according to a report by recruitment agency Robert Walters. Not only is this a sizable increase, but it goes against […]

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From football to finance – what’s behind the Gulf’s big international purchases?

For many years now, oil-based economies have been creating long-term visions as a way of securing their countries’ wealth and prosperity far in the future. While investments into green technology and infrastructure have played a key role, what often makes the most noise is when GCC countries start looking abroad for investment opportunities. The most […]

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The movie business in the Gulf

The movie business in the Gulf – what’s changing and where are the opportunities?

It’s often stated that Dubai is at the crossroads of the world – easy access to Europe, Africa and Asia, and a non-stop flight to the US east coast. For an industry such as film-making, which relies on locations and talent from every part of the world, the Middle East is a central hub, and […]

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